The New York Giants were all over Mark Sanchez. They got to Tim Tebow, too.
With the Jets' offense struggling and the Giants' defense in midseason form, this turned out to be a preseason mismatch.
Rookie Jayron Hosley returned an interception of Sanchez 77 yards for a touchdown, and the defending Super Bowl champions got seven sacks while stifling the Jets in a 26-3 victory over their hometown rivals Saturday night.
''We played good,'' Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. ''Still a preseason game, still got a lot of things to learn from, but I think we played fast. We played decisive.''
Lawrence Tynes kicked four field goals, and former Rutgers fullback Joe Martinek had a 14-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Perrilloux for the Giants (1-1), who never trailed. Eli Manning and the rest of the offensive starters for the Giants (No. 3 in the AP Pro32) were mostly quiet, too, but they didn't need much to win on this night.
''We have a lot more to fix than the Giants do, clearly,'' Jets coach Rex Ryan said.
Both teams struggled on third downs, with the Giants going 2 for 13 and the Jets 1 for 13. But the Jets (0-2) had some costly penalties and just couldn't give their quarterbacks much time to do anything. Embattled right tackle Wayne Hunter got manhandled for four sacks -- including two by Jason Pierre-Paul -- although one was negated by a penalty.
''As a defensive line, we were able to get some pressure,'' Tuck said. ''And that's really what we need to do if we want to be a good defense. Defensively, as a whole, we played pretty well. We were able rush the quarterback. ... It's a step in the right direction, a plus for us.''
Sanchez finished 9 of 11 for 59 yards and the costly interception, but was under pressure on nearly every play.
''Mark threw the ball well tonight,'' Ryan said, ''but it's hard to throw when you're flat on your back.''